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Primary Election Runoff Election In Hopkins County

  Early voting begins today  and will continue through Fridau May 24 from 7am -7pm. for the May 28 GOP primary election run-off. In Hopkins County, voting is in the    JP Courtroom at 128 Jefferson Street in Sulphur Springs. Incumbent Mickey Barker will face challenger Wesley MIller for Commissioner of …

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Fire Destroys Boswell Home

Fire destroyed a house south of Boswell, Oklahoma, Thursday night. When Boswell firefighters arrived at the residence on Hwy 109, flames had engulfed it. The family lost everything in the blaze, and they reported no injuries. The Soper firefighters provided mutual to the Boswell department. No one was at home at …

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Commerce Man Jailed On Murder Charge

Hopkins County Deputies transported twenty-three-year-old Marques Dshawn Hood of Commerce from the Hunt County Jail to the Hopkins County Jail, where they booked him for First Degree Murder. The offense allegedly occurred on the afternoon of December 23, 2023. The murder charge stems from an incident in Hopkins County where …

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Paris ISD Host End-Of-Year Block Party

  The Paris ISD Parent and Family Engagement program recently launched its inaugural End-of-Year Block Party, setting a vibrant precedent for future community gatherings. This festive event was more than just a celebration; it was a strategic initiative to strengthen the school community’s bonds. By hosting such a gathering, the …

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Storms Kill Four In Houston

The severe storms that slammed into Houston Thursday afternoon and evening killed four people, blew windows out of downtown high rises, caused widespread damage, and shut power off to nearly 900,000 customers. Mayor John Whitmire confirmed the weather killed four people and asked Houstonians to stay home last night and …

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Lawyer Todd Blanche Pressed Cohen

On the 18th day, Donald Trump’s lawyers accused Michael Cohen of lying to jurors, portraying the former Trump fixer as a serial fabricator who wants to see the former president behind bars. Trump lawyer Todd Blanche pressed Cohen for hours with questions that focused as much on his misdeeds as …

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbot Pardons Convicted Murderer

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a full pardon Thursday for a former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of murderer for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator in 2020 during nationwide BLM protests against police violence and racial injustice. Abbott announced the pardon shortly after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles …

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Paris Police Report For Friday, May 17

  Thursday, officers arrested Taryn Leigh Blalock, 38, in the 300 block of SW 1st. on two bond surrender warrants for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance. They arrested her without incident.    Officers stopped a vehicle Thursday for an equipment violation in the 1400 block of Clarksville St and arrested …

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High Levels Of Food Insecurity In Our Area

Submitted by Allan Hubbard, Exec Director of Paris Downtown Food Pantry   According to a newly released report from Feeding America, Texas now has the highest food insecurity rate in the nation, having recently surpassed California. And North Texas ranks the fourth highest of every region in the United States. …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony For Paris Pickleball Courts

Groundbreaking Ceremony  Sports Complex Pickleball Courts  2:00 pm, Monday, May 20, 2024  City of Paris Sports Complex  2005 S. Collegiate Dr. Contractor Pro Tech Track & Tennis, Inc., of Tyler, Texas, will build eight new Pickleball Courts on post-tension slabs. The courts will feature slotted windscreen fencing, lighting for evening use, shaded …

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Sales Tax Holidays For Energy Star® Products Set For May 25-27

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families and businesses that they can save on purchasing specific products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. Enacted by the Texas Legislature, these tax holidays are scheduled for Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. The Texas Comptroller’s office anticipates that shoppers …

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North Lamar ISD Board Selects Officers

At this week’s meeting, the North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees elected new officers. The board unanimously elected Russell Jackson president, Sheila Daugtrey vice president, and Bo Exum secretary.

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Weekend Paris Area Events

Paris Chalet, a senior living facility providing compassionate care to all Paris residents, is hosting a hamburger fundraiser on Friday, May 17, at 2410 Stillhouse Road. Chalet will use the money raised to redo their courtyard and build a new pergola. Hamburgers are $6. For information, contact Daisy Howell at 903-784-8800 …

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Hopkins County Jail Bookings

Hopkins County Deputies arrested 43-year-old Kimberly Rachui on Houston Street in Sulphur Springs on outstanding drug warrants. They charged her with two counts of violating her probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance. They set bond on the two charges at $300,000. Hopkins County Deputies attempted a traffic stop for a motorist …

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Hopkins County Freedom Ball Saturday Night

The Hopkins County Freedom Ball is at the Civic Center on Saturday at 6:00 pm. The ball is dedicated to the local men and women who have served and are serving in the United States military. Proceeds earned at this event exclusively benefit veterans and are used to honor and …

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Business Manager Guilty Of Embezzlement From East Texas School

The former business manager of the Trinidad ISD in Henderson County pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to embezzling more than  $300,000 from a program receiving federal funds. A court could sentence 38-year-old Brandon Delane Looney to a decade in prison, a fine, and mandatory restitution to Trinidad ISD for …

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Camp County Man Faces Child Porn Charges

Camp County Deputies and special agents with the DPS Criminal Investigations Division executed a warrant on the home of 37-year-old Christopher Joseph Daigre Thursday morning. Daigre, a registered sex offender, was arrested for child pornography on his cell phone. They seized Daigre’s computer for further investigation.

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Wood County Jail Inmate Died Of Heart Complications

A State Custodial Death report shows that a female inmate at the Wood County Jail died of heart problems. Tori Brianne Huggins, of Quitman, was found unresponsive in her cell at about 5:00 am on March 21 and was pronounced dead at about 6:00 am at the hospital. According to the …

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Mt Pleasant ISD Summer Meals

MPISD Announces Summer Feeding Program The Mount Pleasant Independent School District announces its participation in the Seamless Summer Option for the summer of 2024. This program will allow free meals to be served to children 18 years of age and younger who come to one of our feeding sites. Summer meal …

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